Friday, 27 January 2012

Khuntai Village Restaurant @ Jalan Gasing, PJ

This Thai restaurant sits opposite a sprawling field and is the typical wooden shack under a tree sort of place. You are able to see the signage from the main road due to the lights and huge roof.
Shop Front
There is only one word to describe this place: SOUR!!! You will see why if you scroll down...
Umbra Juice with Sour Plum
I looked up "umbra" as I have not heard of it before and found out it's the kedondong / shar li fruit...not like it makes any sense to me but wow, combined with sour plum, this green concoction is extremely sour! I guess you can say it's refresthing in a way but I'll stick with sour.
Seafood Tom Yum
As I arrived quite late, I didn't hear the order placing so I'm not too sure how many person is this Tom Yum specified for but the portion is huge. The fiery red soup holds tons of goodies like prawns and squid. The soup is quite murky though, not sure if it was because of the impurities from the seafood or the way it is cooked. It is also the most sour Tom Yum I've ever tasted. Extremely sour and slightly spicy is how I'd describe this Tom Yum.
Yam Basket
The Yam Basket is a bit odd. The "basket" itself is not the typical yam basket we usually order in Chinese restaurants. Rather it's quite a stiff structure and much harder to bite than the typical basket. One interesting ingredient in the basket is the inclusion of quail eggs. Didn't try this so can't comment much.
Stir Fried Asparagus with Prawns
The asparagus was quite yummy and the prawns were fresh but the spicy sauce which coated this dish was quite sour.
Stir Fried Kangkung Belacan
This dish was yummy with lots of wok hei. Typical kangkung belacan.
Steamed Fish
The steamed fish came in lots of spicy gravy. The firm flesh of the fish absorbed the flavours of the gravy which was very yummy. However if you were to pair rice with gravy alone, there's only one word to describe it...sour.
Mixed Seafood
Another sour dish with lots of gravy, the clams and squid also absorbed the flavours fully, making them very yummy.
Thai Fried Beancurd
The fried beancurd was rather bland with some hidden beans. It's more palatable with the Thai chilli sauce served on the side.
This place is very cheap. With so many dishes, it came up to around RM 12 each for 10 people. However I find the dishes here not as spicy as I like my Thai food to be. Rather, if you'd like cheap yummy Thai food with a super strong dose of sourness, do make a visit to Khuntai.
PawPoints: 3 Paws
Pawket: Onion

Khuntai Village Restaurant
6, Jalan 5/44
Pertaling Garden
Off Jalan Gasing
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 7781 7523

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